"Land of our fathers must also be the Land of our Children"


Plaid Leader says now is the time to ensure that next generations are allowed to prosper.

In the final week of the Welsh General Election campaign, Plaid Cymru Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones has spoken of his determination to transform Wales for the good of future generations. Mr Jones' message was that the Land of our fathers must also become the Land of our children – where our young people's future prospects are the key focus of the next Welsh government.

The Plaid Leader said that this week’s election is the only opportunity for parents and grandparents throughout Wales to stand together and demand that Wales’ Education system delivers for their children and grandchildren. He emphasised that we have to be willing to make a stand now in order to trigger the transformation of our nation - with a modern sustainable economy, growing businesses and providing jobs and prosperity in all areas of Wales.

As a grandfather himself, Mr Jones appealed to voters to focus on the prospects of their children and grandchildren. He said that now is the time to ensure that another generation of Welsh youngsters is not left behind.

Speaking as the 2011 election campaign entered its final days, Ieuan Wyn Jones said:

“Wales is and will always be the land of our fathers. But it is now time for us to think about and focus on our children who are the future of this country.

"We have to ask what this country could be - and what it needs to become if we are to leave a thriving legacy for the coming generations.

"Only Plaid Cymru has the ambition and determination to transform our nation in to what we know it can be.

"Plaid is determined that the last few days of this campaign will be devoted to fighting for the future of Wales – the education of our children and a stronger economy. We must spread the word that a vote for Plaid is a vote for progress.

"Plaid is the only party which has a vision for Wales and a plan to make that vision a reality. To create up to 50,000 jobs, to eradicate illiteracy and raise standards and to ensure that the NHS is there when we need it.

"Plaid is the one party that wants decisions on our energy needs and our policing to be made in Wales rather than by the Tories in London.

"Labour have had their chance to stand up for Wales, for Welsh jobs, for Welsh schools, for Welsh budgets over the past 12 years and they have failed.

"Voting twice for Plaid – in both the constituency and list votes – is a vote for real progress. It is only through voting for Plaid and returning Plaid Ministers to government that we can build a better Wales."